Ardisia teysmanniana Scheff., Tijds. Ned. Ind. 31 (1870)
Named after J.E. Teysmann [1808-1882], a Dutch horticulturalist and plant collector.
Understorey tree up to 18 m tall and 19 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, simple, penni-veined, usually hairy below. Flowers ca. 8 mm diameter,
white-brown, placed in compressed panicles. Fruits ca. 9 mm diameter, white-grey
to orange-purple, fleshy drupes.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and keranga forests up to 900 m altitude.
Mostly on ridges with sandy soils, but also on clay. In secondary forests
usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei,
Borneo: Kumpang, Merjimah.